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Hands-on with history Showalter remains involved in preserving the past |


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There are museums and historical sites that are committed to preserving the memories of the past. One local man, Joe Showalter, 93, of Scientists Cliffs is committed to preserving the Calvert County Historical Society. Born and raised in Shenandoah Valley, Va., Showalter was born in a time without cars, cell phones or computers (he still doesn’t use a computer to this day). He went to school for a master’s degree in plant pathology and worked at Scientists Cliffs and got […]

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Helping others through Habitat for Humanity Bauerdorf hailed as dedicated volunteer |


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Habitat for Humanity is an organization that offers a chance for people to help others in the community. Charlie Bauerdorf of St. Leonard has been helping those in need for the past 20 years, building homes and working with the organization. More than 20 years ago, when Bauerdorf was working in New Jersey, he became involved with Habitat for Humanity. He was in the vending machine business at the time, supporting his young family. ‘‘I read an article about [Habitat […]

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Opening doors to open minds Marine museum hosts free, family-friendly Friday events |


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 From left, Allison, 8, Lucille, Justin, 4, Rob and Carolyn Worthington, 11, of Lusby crowd around the touch tank at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons during the museum’s First Free Friday event on Jan. 4. Calvert Marine Museum has been staying open a little later one day a month to help educate the public about maritime history. The museum, located in Solomons, is offering First Free Fridays the first Friday of every month, from 5 to 8 p.m., until […]

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